When Henry David Thoreau wrote about “castles in the air,” he almost certainly didn’t have in mind this architectural masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills. Thankfully, internationally acclaimed architect David Grey provided a “foundation” for his grand concept, giving reality to a spectacular Bauhaus-style home, a stunning interplay of concrete, steel, and glass that seems to float regally above Los Angeles, Malibu, and Beverly Hills. Its gated half-acre promontory affords views that extend to the ocean. Originally designed to showcase an impressive art collection, the approximately 12,000-square-foot residence boasts 60-foot ceilings and glorious, pervasive natural light. A sturdy framework of steel and concrete allows for the creation of literal walls of windows, augmenting the light and furthering the majestic view. Among the seven bedrooms is a richly appointed master suite, which is reached via a unique glass staircase and includes two opulent baths. Multiple areas are designed for living, dining and relaxing, as have alcoves for displaying art and sculpture. A chef’s kitchen, a spacious home theater, a gym, a generous motor court, and a two-bedroom guesthouse — currently serving as a recording studio — contribute to the sense that this estate is a serene, self-sufficient private compound. The superior security system includes high-resolution cameras that monitor activity throughout. A captivating swimming pool and artfully tiled spa easily become the centerpiece of extraordinary grounds that include a Zen-inspired garden with a koi pond and meditation area, paver paths, emerald grass, manicured hedges, and handsome mature trees. Dramatically lighted by night, the pool and spa draw the eye out toward a sweeping, sparkling view of Los Angeles.
PRICE UPON REQUEST / Hollywood, CA 90069